The Charpak scholarship program is run by the French Embassy in India. It offers three types of funding:
- The Internship program
This program is designed for engineering and pure sciences students at the Bachelor’s or Master’s levels who plan to train at French Institutions during their academic break (May to July).
- The Exchange program
This program is designed for exchange students for a period of one to four months (duration of an academic semester) at the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree level.
|Georges Charpak was a French Physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1992. During World War II, Georges Charpak served in the French Resistance. He was deported at the Nazi concentration camp of Dachau when he was 20 years old. Georges Charpak survived and received his PhD in Nuclear Physics at the age of 30 from the College de France. His later findings were of considerable significance for the advancement of civil nuclear engineering and biomedicine. After receiving his Nobel Prize, Georges Charpak became a tireless advocate of the “hands on” approach science in elementary schools. His work lives on in tens of thousands of classrooms in France today.|
- The Master’s program
This program is designed for one to two years of studies in France at the Master’s degree level
The Internship program is reserved for engineering and pure sciences students. The Exchange and Master's progams are open to all India Students, from all academic backgrounds.
Your application will be selected on the basis of your excellent academic record
to date, as well as the consistency and quality of your statement of purpose. Knowledge of French will be an asset. For master’s scholarship applicants, a tie-up between your current Indian institution and your future French Institution will also
be an asset. Fluency in writing and speaking English is mandatory.
Scholarship value for all three programs
- Free student visa, including CEF fee waiver
- Monthly stipend of 615 euros
for up to 10 months (= 1 academic year)
- Medical insurance coverage
- Access to student housing
Assistance to find affordable student accomodation
- Full tuition waiver at public universities
Partial tuition waivers may be granted by other institutions, according to their individual policies